1993 Chevrolet S-10 LT 4 x 4 4.3 vortec from North America


Never..ever...buy this year of vehicle


First year of the 4.3 vortec's; apparently later years 94-98 have the problems worked out. Bought it used with a warranty: had to use it in one week because it needed new valve seats. Later on down the road I found out that the dealer failed to tighten the hardest to get at exhaust manifold bolts, which probably added to the piston rod breaking in the last cylinder at 125,000, (warranty now expired).

Engine rebuilt by independent shop that put the old crankshaft in a newly built, tight engine. Blew again @ 6K. Rebuilt again (make sure everyone and his brother knows it's either a "W" or a "Z" engine code from vehicle I.D. #... (Put a piece of tape on the fan cowl designating which one). I had to keep reminding every mechanic that touched it. Engine now rebuilt, has too much power for the transmission, and it blew; had to rebuild it. Power window motors on both driver and passenger side now out (GM wants $170 for one motor and 2 hours at $70/hour to replace just one side... I passed) Fuel injection assembly replaced three times at $600 part + labor each time. 1994 model re-engineered with a $45 fuel regulator for a reason. Brakes going every 10K. Squeaks and rattles constantly... Power is non existent, especially for having the drive train rebuilt. Under 20 mpg freeway; worse around town. Consumer Reports said don't, but this vehicle; I didn't listen.

General Comments:

I can either drive it into the ground or try to sell it with only one window working (now the passenger window doesn't work... I have one working window that only goes down half way in the back) at a huge loss for the amount of money I've dumped into it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th August, 2002

2nd Apr 2003, 22:28

I really agree with this person about the 1993 Chevy V6's. My parents bought the hunk of junk in 1999, and it is definitely the worst investment we ever made. When we bought it, it had 119,000 miles on it, and ran like a charm. 4 years later, it is sitting in our garage with 182,000 miles on it, with a busted timing chain. Warning to anyone that thinks that 1993 S-10 anything is sharp and worth buying, think again!!!

1993 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 2.8L V6 from North America


Reliable, light towing, sporty little truck!


Mostly normal wear and tear.

The heater core needed to be replaced.

The clutch was only replaced once.

Alternator has gone twice.

General Comments:

Very reliable truck.

It isn't very roomy because it is a regular cab.

The engine and transmission has lasted for 208,000 miles and still runs excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2002

1993 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 4.3 Cpi from North America


It is a rock!


Replaced the alternator and battery.

Oxygen sensor.

New tires (had original ones).

General Comments:

Rides rough (hey it's a truck).

Comfy interior.

Love the Cpi engine, easy to work on.

I suffer from road rage daily and it always runs like new!

I just love taking this thing 4x4ing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2001

1993 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 2.8 V6 from North America


Great truck, very dependable!


At 150,000 miles I rebuilt the transmission, replaced the heater core, replaced the clutch and the flywheel.

The clutch on the air compressor is in need of repair.

Considering I was 17 when I got the truck and have always driven it hard, it has held up very well. It has never left me stranded on the side of the road. Great truck!

General Comments:

Even with the 165,000 miles on the truck it still drives very well, and has all the power it had when I got it at 60,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2001

1993 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 2.8L V-6 from North America


Best thing to ever happen to me since my girlfriend


The motor for the heater fan only works on high speed.

Right front wheel bearing is worn out.

Transmission slips slightly.

Has excessive fuel consumption.

Driver side seat has a two inch tear starting.

General Comments:

This truck is my first vehicle and I am very satisfied with the performance it gives me. I use it for both work and play. And when I say play, I mean I go out and play hard. I have had one incident with a seven foot embankment and my truck going from 70 MPH to 0 MPH stop in no time flat. And afterwards, it is still in-line and rides smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2001